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  • Monthly Archives: January 2008

    If, as the Attorneys Say...

    … difficult cases make bad law, get ready for some more awful law(s) in the lawyer-saturated District of Columbia. The case in question is a grisly one. Last week a woman was found living with the corpses of her four dead daughters. The wheels of justice turn slowly, but will … More

    Morning Bell: Reality Is Hard

    At every turn, Gen. David Petraeus reminds us that “the reality of Iraq is that it is very hard” and that we should be careful not “to be optimistic or pessimistic” about the situation in Iraq. But in clear minded analysis of Iraq must conclude that the situation has improved … More

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    First Do No Harm

    With the January 19th Democrtic Caucus fast approaching, the largest union in Nevada (the 60,000-member Culinary Workers union) attempted to flex their political muscle by endorsing Barack Obama. One wonders why though, since both Hillary Clinton and Obama have both voiced support for the unions number one policy priority: the … More

    Morning Bell: A Grown Up Approach To Energy Policy

    Britain’s Labor Party reversed its 1997 statement that it saw “no economic case for the building of any new nuclear power stations” Thursday. Energy Secretary John Hutton told the House of Commons that nuclear power “should have a role in this country’s future energy mix, alongside other low-carbon sources.” If … More

    D.C.'s Metro Boosts Fares at Time of Sagging Service

    Washingtonians who use Metro were greeted with the largest fare hikes in the subway system’s history as they headed to work Monday. The new fares were approved in December after months of debate, handing riders from the D.C. suburbs the biggest bill to make up for Metro’s budget deficit. Metro’s … More

    Fred Thompson Says Bush Should Ignore Earmarks

    Just days after releasing a plan to reduce government spending, Fred Thompson continued his assault on earmarks, promising today that if elected president he would sign an executive order canceling lawmakers’ pork-barrel projects. President Bush is considering the idea, which is strongly opposed by congressional appropriators but supported by fiscal … More

    Morning Bell: Mass Deportation Is Not Needed

    A favorite straw man of the pro-amnesty crowd is that the only alternative to granting illegal immigrants citizenship is mass deportation. As a front page USA Today story on the implementation of Oklahoma’s new ‘Taxpayer Citizen Protection Act’ shows, that is simply not true. Referred to simply as ‘1804’ by … More

    McCain Supports Anti-Earmark Executive Order

    A day after his victory in the New Hampshire primary, Sen. John McCain spoke with bloggers about a variety of issues, including the option of a presidential executive order canceling earmarks in the omnibus spending bill. Erick Erickson of RedState posed the question to the Arizona senator, who has long … More

    FTC Carbon Offset Investigation Previews Cap and Trade’s Imminent Failure

    The Federal Trade Commission began a series of hearings Tuesday into the carbon offset ‘market’ responding to worries from environmentalists that the burgeoning industry is little more than “greenwashing.” Business Week recently investigated a number of carbon offset programs and concluded that “some deals amount to little more than feel-good … More